There’s only about a month left in the current New York State legislative session so we need to turn up the pressure so that they pass the strongest possible version of the Climate and Community Protection Act! Friday, May 17th will be the final hearing on the proposed legislation, which has been likened to a Green New Deal for New York State, and we’re going to rally before the hearing to show the legislature that we need to keep the following in the final version:
Ambition: Moves ALL sectors of NY’s economy off fossil fuels (not just electricity);
Enforcement: Sets a deadline for that transition into law – not just an aspirational goal;
Equity: Invests 40% of state climate funds in communities on the frontlines of climate change & pollution;
Labor: Makes sure green jobs are good jobs and pay prevailing wages.